Still, if Manziel can get his act together, mature, and become a leader; Jones left the door slightly ajar for him to eventually join the Cowboys.
Manziel, the beleaguered quarterback who was a 16 seed, received 68% of the 11,006 votes in the bracket that has four regions - Indians, Browns, Buckeyes and Cavaliers. But Dallas instead passed on the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, who has proceeded to have a disastrous two years on and off the field.
King pressed Jones about what Manziel would specifically need to do (i.e., rehab) in order to be worthy of a spot on the Cowboys.
Manziel was released by the Browns because of a pattern of irresponsibility and recklessness that has now escalated into a criminal investigation for domestic violence.
Agent Erik Burkhardt dropped him as a client because of his lack of accountability.
According to TheMMQB.com, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was somewhat evasive when discussing a potential Manziel to the Cowboys scenario.
"I haven't changed my opinion of how exciting a player that he is, how unique a player that he is, and he plays a unique position".
"Anybody should be rooting for and concerned about his getting his life together", Jones said. "I want to talk about any way he could help that". You don't go there.
Jones said the Cowboys would try to help Manziel any way they can within the rules of the NFL and, if potentially joining the Cowboys and/or returning to the league is a motivating factor, he's all for that too.
Jones couldn't quite go without sending some kind words the quarterback's way, once again talking about how talented he is, but making sure to do so after commenting on how Manziel needs to figure things out in his personal life.
Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback spoke with Jones and chose to have a little Q&A session with the man in charge in Dallas. “I know a lot of people don't think I can, but I really can”.